Two things that could turn the stimulus package into an even more positive force for change would be health care and environmental spending. The federal government can subsidize health insurance for the uninsured, with public sector insurance like Medicare, as President-elect Obama promised during his campaign. This would advance health care reform while also providing jobs and spending in the health care sector. To begin the transition to a less fossil-fuel based economy, the federal... Topics: economic, stimulus, recession, weisbrot, cepr
In honor of our 10th Anniversary, we hosting a two-hour live webcast. CEPR Co-Directors Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot were on hand to answer viewers questions, and Jane Hamsher of firedoglake was our guest moderator. Topics: cepr, dean baker, mark weisbrot, jane hamsher
A new wave of Latin American leaders is changing the face of the region and its relations with the United States, multilateral institutions, international financial markets, and foreign investors. At the same time, U.S. influence in the region has waned significantly under the Bush Administration. CEPR Co-director Mark Weisbrot and professor Riordan Roett met with members of the press to discuss the recent trajectory of U.S.-Latin American relations. Topic: Latin America
On November 27, John Schmitt, senior economist, CEPR, and Stephen J.Rose, principal, Rose Economic Consulting, debated how a diminishing number of good jobs effects the strength of the US economy. Are these findings a cause for alarm? What, if anything, can the government do to reverse this trend? Topic: good jobs
Transcriptions of 500 charted designs selected from the works of Belin, Jobin, Nourry, Ostaus, Paganino, Pagano, Sainte Lucie, da Sera, Siebmacher and Zoppino, originally published in France, Germany, Italy, or Switzerland between 1527 and 1604. Bibliography with online access information to originals. Extensive index with illustrations. Part of the Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance [CEPR] series Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Europe
The U.S. economy is facing what is possibly its worst recession in more than a quarter century, as an $8 trillion housing bubble continues to deflate and consumers pull back. The U.S. trade gap will probably continue to narrow, affecting U.S. trading partners, including Latin America. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot recently discussed these issues with Anne Krueger, professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in... Topics: Latin America, economy
The United States' influence in Latin America has plummeted during the Bush Administration, as political and economic change has swept much of the region. The Council on Foreign Relations noted recently that "If there was an era of U.S. hegemony in Latin America, it is over." Ãlvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute, and CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot, recently discussed how the new U.S. President and Congress... Topics: Latin America, economy, Bush
This is the full 10-26-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this episode we discuss the deepening economic crisis and the $700 billon dollar bailout package passed by the congress earlier this month with Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). CEPR is one of the country’s leading progressive economic think tanks and Dean Baker has been one of the harshest critics of the bank bailout. The episode also includes the comments of David Moberg, a... Topics: labor, justice, rights, worker, union, chicago, CEPR, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Dean...
Latin America in the Post-Bush Era: What Can We Expect in the Next Phase of U.S.-Latin American Relations? The United States' influence in Latin America has plummeted during the Bush Administration, as political and economic change has swept much of the region. The Council on Foreign Relations noted recently that "If there was an era of U.S. hegemony in Latin America, it is over." Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent... Topics: Mark Weisbrot, Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Center for Economic and Policy Research
As world leaders gather in Washington November 15, 2008, for a summit to address the global economic crisis, the International Monetary Fund is being touted as a "financial firefighter." However, the IMF's track record of the last 30 years casts serious doubts on that institution's ability to contain the financial meltdown. Rather than dousing flames, the IMF's prescriptions have often poured gasoline on economic fires in emerging nations, crippling long-term development. Should the... Topics: IMF, economy, CEPR
Post-G20 Public Summit: Battle for the Economy - www.battleofideas.org.uk Critics argue that the emphasis on psychology naturalises economics, consigning economic decision-making to the sphere of flawed ‘human nature’. Do Darwinian approaches put economics beyond political debate, or might they inform better economic policy? Can blaming the behaviour of bankers or blaming ourselves lead anywhere other than to the conclusion that the crisis is ‘our fault’? What does the prevalence of... Topics: battle of ideas, economy, debate, behaviour, consumption, reason, rationality, economic theory,...
May 14, 2008 The U.S. economy is facing what is possibly its worst recession in more than a quarter century, as an $8 trillion housing bubble continues to deflate and consumers pull back. The U.S. trade gap will probably continue to narrow, affecting U.S. trading partners, including Latin America. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot recently discussed these issues with Anne Krueger, professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies... Topics: Mark Weisbrot, Anne Krueger, latin america
Book discussion at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, March 12, 2009. Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge Professor and CEPR Senior Research Associate discussed his book, Bad Samaritans â The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, newly available in paperback In recent years, âfree tradeâ has become an end in itself, often without regard to the economic and social consequences of the indiscriminate removal of trade barriers or even international investment flows. But... Topics: free trade, deregulation, IMF, World Bank, International Financial Institutions, free market
Venezuela's Electoral System and the Results of The Presidential Elections: A brown bag discussion on April 22, 2013 with presentations by Dan Kovalik and Alex Main, who had just returned from Venezuela serving as official international observers for the April 14, 2013 presidential election.Dan Kovalik is a human and labor rights lawyer living in Pittsburgh where he is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1993 and has been a labor... Topics: Venezuela, elections, Institute for Policy Studies, public discussion, Latin America, Democracy,...
World leaders of the G-20 gathered in Washington to discuss solutions to the global financial crisis. Although the crisis originated in the deregulated financial markets of the developed countries, the impacts of the crisis - both in the financial sector and in the real economy - are spreading globally, including to many countries of the global South. Will the "solutions" discussed at the G-20 meeting help or hurt developing countries? Panelists Martin Khor, Director of the Third... Topic: G-20
Video and additional Occupy Wall Street (OWS) content at plutocracyfiles.com. Another installment in a series of virtual teach-ins designed to bring the great minds of our day to the multitude of smaller occupations across the globe. Taryn Hart and economist Dean Baker (www.cepr.net discuss economic inequality, the housing bubble, and how the world economy could be directed toward recovery. Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (www.cepr.net author of many... Topics: ows, +Occupied, Media, +Occupy, Missoula, Together, +occupyeverything, +occupywallstreet, Occupy,... Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AikCnWIX8w&feature=youtube_gdata
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker discussed and signed copies of his new book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. For the second time this decade, the U.S. economy is sinking into a recession due to the collapse of a financial bubble. The most recent calamity will lead to a downturn deeper and longer than the stock market crash of 2001. Plunder and Blunder chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy blunders and greed led to... Topics: Dean Baker, CEPR, Economic Crisis, Housing, Stock Bubble
Haitiâs Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) is expected to make a decision soon regarding what will happen with the second round of presidential elections, following President Rene Prevalâs receipt of a report from an OAS âExpertâ Mission. The CEP may decide to proceed with an election between two candidates â either Mirlande Manigat and Jude Celestin, or between Manigat and Michel Martelly, as the OAS Mission recommends. Or, the CEP could decide that Haitiâs first round of elections were... Topics: haiti, elections, CEPR
Post-G20 Public Summit: Battle for the Economy - www.battleofideas.org.uk How we interpret the recession, and whom if anyone we blame for it, are key political and social as well as economic questions. So can we demystify the causes of the current global economic crisis? Some say the free market has had its comeuppance, and the crisis is a timely reminder of the need for a ‘sustainable’ economy. Some argue consumerism is the problem, though fiscal stimulus packages seem fixated on... Topics: battle of ideas, economy, debate, crash of 2008, credit crunch, ideology, politics, consumption
In The News: H/t to ChrisM my MP3Angel for supplying the audio files. [After the commentary John Kay and Steppenwolf... 'Monster/Suicide/America' Live. Modern American History 101 for rockers. Courtesy of the respective arists.] Due To Time Constraints No Synopsis This Morning «o» But there is this addenda to one of the news items... Declining Labor Force Participation Leads to Sharp Drop in Unemployment... Dean Baker @ The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Listen In... This is... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG Radio Freedom California
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report National Edition -27:06 ************************************** Bosses' Chutzpah in Fighting Union Organizing Legislation with Richard Trumpka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO and John Schmitt, Senior Economist, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Author âDropping the Ax: Illegal Firings During Union Election Campaigns" For decades employers have waged war on union organizing by firing workers, holding captive audience meetings to... Topics: employee free choice act, labor law reform, Richard Trumpka, AFL-CIO, John Schmitt, Center for...
In The News: The war on Capitol Hill heats up - The Rethugicans are hardening their opposition to the economic recovery bill. Other versions are currently in the works. There MAY be a vote this afternoon? Or not... and that would most likely lead to a much undesired on the part of our legislators 'weekend session'. From CEPR:For Immediate Release: February 5, 2009 Contact: Alan Barber, (202) XXX-XXXX x115 Republicans Mount Mini-Criticisms of Stimulus in the Media By Matthew Sherman, CEPR... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG Radio Freedom California
Twitter This Commentary In The News: Thanks this morning to ChrisM, my MP3Angel, for supplying the news & commentary audio files. The "cap" is in place on the spewing oil pipe in the wreckage of the BP Deepwater Horizon and now they're "testing their test" before they put pressure on it. Meanwhile the Natural Gas is being vented and burned in the open air which leaves BP investors holding their breath because if it DOESN'T work, and they don't find anything that will,... Topics: Santa Cruz California, AETA 4, Animal Research, Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG,... Source: KPIG Radio Freedom California
Twitter This Commentary In The News: NATO Airstrikes in Afghanistan have apparently killed a number of Khyber Pass convoy ambushers who were stealing fuel trucks. "NATO airstrikes on a pair of hijacked fuel tankers killed up to 90 people", no word yet on how many were civilians, and don't expect that info from NATO any time soon, but it is claimed that they are "...investigating reports that the dead may have included dozens of civilians" The Talib don't have much in the way... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG Radio Freedom California
A Synopsis Of This Morning's News... H/t to ChrisM my MP3Angel for supplying the audio files. After the commentary, The Original "Pipeline"... Led Kaapana. Courtesy of the respective artists... Who would all instantly understand the significance of this bumper sticker, seen at the Santa Cruz Farmers Market Drum Circle a couple of years ago: «o» The vote rigging begins early when you're a Republican - One of the people counting the votes for the Iowa Caucus has publicly noticed that... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG Radio Freedom California
Twitter This Commentary In The News: It's NOT the first lie the Obama administration has told, but still.... adorable! The Bush administration apparently knew about the "Secret" Iranian nuclear program that was rolled out like a new product by the Obama administration during the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh, and holy moly, the IAEA says the facility is perfectly legit... that they were informed and all paperwork WAS delivered as scheduled, and THEY TOLD US ABOUT IT. In celebration of... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG radio & KVMR radio, respectively in Freedom, and Nevada City... California
Yesterday's posting has been updated with commentary: [May 07 2009] Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: Observing The Obama Administration’s Revolution In US Governance - Sometimes We Can’t See The Forest For The Trees [Here] In The News: The news segment is brought to you this morning courtesy of KVMR radio Nevada City California. Listen link below. The Pakistani army announces they killed 163 militants in the last 24 hours at the urging of the US, 143 in the full scale Swat... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KMVR Radio, Nevada City & KPIG Radio, Freedom... California
In The News: Thanks this morning to ChrisM, my MP3Angel, for supplying the news and commentary audio files. » The top of the news? Rupert Murdoch gets 'Pied' at his hearing before the British Parliament. His testimony didn't impress the Parliament any more than it impressed the person with the pie. More people are 'rolling over', being arrested, and the FBI STILL wants to speak with Murdoch in the wake of one of his now defunct newspaper's conspiring with a former advisor to the current Prime... Topics: Travus T. Hipp, Cabale News Service, KPIG, Politics, News, Alternative News, U.S. Foreign Policy,... Source: KPIG radio & KVMR radio, respectively in Freedom, and Nevada City... California
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